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Matthew Haseldin

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Matthew Haseldin

(Passed – 2011)

  • A true hero killed in action. My sincere sympathies go to all his family and comrades. Rest in peace soldier.
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Matthew Haseldin

Matthew Haseldin
(Passed – 2011)

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Matthew Haseldin

(Passed – 2011)
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About Matthew
This is a tribute dedicated to Private Matthew James Sean Haseldin. Matthew Haseldin from 2nd Battalion The Mercian Regiment (2 MERCIAN) was tragically killed in action whilst serving in the Nahr-e Saraj district, Helmand province, Afghanistan.
While on an operation to maintain freedom of movement for the local population Matthew Haseldin's patrol came under attack from insurgents and sadly, during the attack, he sustained a fatal gunshot wound.
Private Matthew Haseldin, aged 21, from Settle, Yorkshire, joined the Army in February 2011 before successfully passing the Combat Infantryman's Course at the Infantry Training Centre Catterick. Upon completion of training, Matthew Haseldin joined 2 MERCIAN in
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August 2011 ahead of the Battalion's deployment to Afghanistan in September on Operation HERRICK 15.
Matthew joined C Company Group just after they had deployed to the Nahr-e Saraj District in Helmand province as part of Combined Force Burma. The Battalion is responsible for securing freedom of movement along Route 611, which is a key Main Supply Route linking Gereshk city with other district centres in Helmand province and beyond, including Kandahar City.
On the morning of 3 November 2011, Private Matthew Haseldin's patrol deployed from their operating base to clear and secure areas along Route 611, a key ground line of communication. Whilst conducting a check, the patrol came under attack from sustained
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small arms fire and underslung grenades during which Matthew was fatally wounded.
Keen to prove himself and perform to the best of his ability, Matthew Haseldin had quickly become a popular member of his platoon. Quietly confident and displaying levels of competence that exceeded his experience, Private Matthew Haseldin was a reliable, fit, professional and dependable soldier.
Private Haseldin was proud to serve in the Mercian Regiment alongside his friends and comrades. His performance on the battlefield epitomised the Regimental motto, never failing to Stand Firm and Strike Hard.
Alan and Jill, Matthew's parents, said:
"Matthew was a loving son and we are very proud of him. He had only
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been in the Army for a few months. Friends and family will miss him greatly. Rest in Peace."
We have created this online memorial to honour the life of one of our true heroes. Matthew Haseldin will never be forgotten. He gave his life so we could live ours in peace. May he rest in peace.
Remembrance Messages
On 9th Dec 2011
Kate Edmondson
wrote:
You always made me laugh and smile xx
Remembrance Messages
On 5th Nov 2011
Darren Barton
wrote:
Rest in Peace young man. You have done us proud.
Remembrance Messages
On 4th Nov 2011
Elizabeth Watson
wrote:
R.I.P a true british hero
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On 4th Nov 2011
Amanda McDougall
wrote:
You have done your country proud and made your family proud forevermore a True British hero Rest in Peace x x
Remembrance Messages
On 4th Nov 2011
Philip Dixon
wrote:
R.I.P Brave Soldier, My son knew you at Catterick, you were 2 weeks ahead of him. He had fond memories of you and he too will be in Afghan later this month.
Remembrance Messages
On 4th Nov 2011
Janice Allan
wrote:
R.I.P.
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On 4th Nov 2011
Dave Sweeney
wrote:
Brave, heroic, role model. You are everything people should aspire to be. Now may you rest in peace
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on 4th Jul 2015
They wrote:
A true hero killed in action. My sincere sympathies go to all his family and comrades. Rest in peace soldier.
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Matthew Haseldin

This is a tribute dedicated to Private Matthew James Sean Haseldin. Matthew Haseldin from 2nd Battalion The Mercian Regiment (2 MERCIAN) was tragically killed in action whilst serving in the Nahr-e Saraj district, Helmand province, Afghanistan.
While on an operation to maintain freedom of movement for the local population Matthew Haseldin's patrol came under attack from insurgents and sadly, during the attack, he sustained a fatal gunshot wound.
Private Matthew Haseldin, aged 21, from Settle, Yorkshire, joined the Army in February 2011 before successfully passing the Combat Infantryman's Course at the Infantry Training Centre Catterick. Upon completion of training, Matthew Haseldin joined 2 MERCIAN in...

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